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The latest comments and answers for the question "Split Value using PATIndex"Answer by Jeff Moden
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This is very easy to do in T-SQL. You're just missing one of the more important tools, a "Tally Table" or a "Tally Function". Here's the code to build a "Tally Function". Most of the code is documentation.
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fnTally]
/******************************************************************************
Purpose:
Basically, this function can be used in place of either a zero based or a
unit (1) based Tally table.
More formally, given a starting value of either 0 or 1 and a maximum value of
up to 1 Trillion, returns a sequence of numbers from the starting value up to
and including the maximum value.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Usage Example(s):
--===== Return a count of 0 to 1000
SELECT N FROM dbo.fnTally(0,1000); --1001 values 0 thru 1000
--===== Return a count of 1 to 1000
SELECT N FROM dbo.fnTally(1,1000); --1000 values 1 thru 1000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Programmer's Notes:
1. This is a high performance Inline Table Valued Function (iTVF).
2. This function produces exactly 0 reads and 0 writes.
3. Truth Table:
IF @BaseValue <> 0 or IS NULL, then the first value will be a 1.
IF @BaseValue = 0, then the first value will be a 0.
IF @MaxValue is NULL
Then error 'The number of rows in the TOP clause must be an integer.' will
be returned.
IF @MaxValue > 1 Trillion
Then silent truncation to 1 Trillion will occur.
IF @BaseValue = 0 and...
@MaxValue = 0 then 1 row with 0 returned.
@MaxValue > 0 then 1 row with 0 and sequence 1 to @MaxValue returned.
@MaxValue < 0 then error "A TOP N value may not be negative.".
IF @BaseValue <> 1 and ...
@MaxValue = 0 then no rows returned.
@MaxValue > 0 then sequence 1 to @MaxValue returned.
@MaxValue < 0 then error "A TOP N value may not be negative.".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Credits:
Original "cascading CTE" (cCte) created by Itzik Ben-Gan and has been modified
to suit this function and to increease performance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revision History:
Rev 00 - Date Unknown - Jeff Moden - Initial creation and test.
Rev 01 - Date Unknown - Jeff Moden - Add the "TOP" optimization.
Rev 02 - 23 Jul 2013 - Jeff Moden - Added features and renamed the function.
1. Added ability to start at 0 or 1 (Base value).
2. Converted to allow an insanely large (1 trillion) max number.
3. Intentionally kept at a 2005 level for legacy systems.
******************************************************************************/
--===== Define the I/O for this function
(@BaseValue BIT, @MaxValue INT)
RETURNS TABLE WITH SCHEMABINDING AS
RETURN WITH
--===== Generate up to 1 Trillion rows ("En" indicates the power of 10 produced)
E1(N) AS (SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL
SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL
SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1),
E4(N) AS (SELECT 1 FROM E1 a,E1 b,E1 c,E1 d),
E12(N) AS (SELECT 1 FROM E4 a,E4 b,E4 c)
--===== If @BaseValue = 0 then create a zero row
SELECT N = 0
WHERE @BaseValue = 0
UNION ALL
--===== Enumerate the rows generated by the cascading CTEs (cCTE)
SELECT TOP (@MaxValue)
N = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY N)
FROM E12
;
After that, your problem becomes both very easy and quite fast.
DECLARE @Original VARCHAR(8000);
SELECT @Original = 'A1B-this is a test A1D- this is the second part';
SELECT ExtractedValue = SUBSTRING(@Original,t.N,3)
,Original = @Original
FROM dbo.fnTally(1,LEN(@Original)) t
WHERE SUBSTRING(@Original,t.N,4) LIKE '[A-Z][0-9][A-Z][-]'
;
If you'd like to see how to apply that to a whole table, please provide the CREATE TABLE code for the example and some readily consumable data in the form of INSERTS and I'll be happy to demonstrate that, as well.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 03:51:00 GMTJeff ModenComment by sqlLearner 1 on sqlLearner 1's answer
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Thank You I will look into this.Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:34:07 GMTsqlLearner 1Answer by Magnus Ahlkvist
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I would personally look into writing a SQL Function using CLR, to make use of the .NET objects for Regular Expressions.
Here's a good resource as a starting point for you about regular expressions in T-SQL.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163473.aspxFri, 23 Aug 2013 13:32:03 GMTMagnus Ahlkvist